(United States of America, England 11 Jul 1834 – 17 Jul 1903)
The music room
- Not on display
- Further information
In 1858 in Paris Whistler fell ill and went to stay with the family of his half-sister Deborah. She was married to the surgeon, Francis Seymour Haden, who owned a considerable collection of prints, especially those of Rembrandt, and was on the path of becoming a highly accomplished etcher in his own right. Haden encouraged his brother-in-law to start etching during his convalescence, and Whistler found convenient subjects in the Haden household at 62 Sloane Street, London. The man reading the newspaper is Haden; the woman is Deborah Haden, and the other figure is James Reeves Traer, Haden’s medical partner.
- etching and drypoint in brown ink
- 14.5 x 21.6 cm platemark; 18.5 x 30.9 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased 1975
- Accession number